HK activists denied Beijing travel

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Published: Saturday 15th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Three students who have led protests for greater democracy in Hong Kong have been denied permission to travel to Beijing to meet China’s top officials.

Eason Chung, a member of a student group which played a major role in organising street protests that started nearly two months ago, said yesterday that he and two others had bought plane tickets.

They arrived at the Hong Kong airport today, where they were greeted by well-wishers. But they were denied boarding permits because their return permits were invalidated.

They had intended to head straight to China’s legislature to seek talks with Premier Li Keqiang and others.

The protesters oppose Beijing’s decision that a panel should screen candidates for the territory’s inaugural 2017 elections.

Published: Saturday 15th November 2014 by The News Editor

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